How I decompress after a crazy few days…
If you’ve been following along with my life lately you’ll know that Jordyn had a nasty ear infection that didn’t cleared up on its own or with antibiotics. Needless to say it’s been stressful. Aside from that life has just been so busy lately and I rarely get a moment to sit down and breathe. Every day is full speed ahead.
I love my life and am not complaining. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m so lucky that my career is now this blog and my other 24/7 full time job is being a mama and that is the most rewarding! However, calm and quiet moments to myself are few and far between.
My girls go to bed around 7:30pm, and after that it’s dishes, cleaning up the house, blog work, emails and prepping breakfast/lunch for the following day. I typically finish all that by 9pm and then it’s time for ME, MYSELF & I! I look forward to that sacred time and cherish it. I’m typically exhausted and aren’t able to keep my eyes open past 9:30/10pm, but in that time I do things that make me feel good, taken care of, calm and relaxed.
Some nights it may be as simple as plopping into bed and watching one of my favorite shows. I know ‘they’ say not to look at screens prior to falling asleep, but for me that rule doesn’t apply, haha. The TV really puts me to sleep and I get a restful 8 hours of sleep when I fall asleep watching TV. I however do not use my phone or computer up to 1 hour before bedtime.
One of my favorite wellness rituals to calm myself down after a crazy few days is to take a hot bath with magnesium, do a face mask (obsessed with a chlorophyll one that I have), sip on a nourishing tea (I’ve been loving Tipson organic teas) and sit with my legs up the wall for 10 minutes. I’ve tried meditation and I can’t seem to get into it, but so many people recommend meditating for 20 minutes. I wish I could get into that!
When I really want to treat myself I indulge in a massage. I use an app that sends someone to my home, so right after the massage I can roll right into bed and pass out – the best!
I shared Tipson Tea on my IG stories the other day and so many of you asked what my favorite flavors were. I didn’t realize I had so many tea lovers! In the morning I typically opt for coffee, but sometimes I really enjoy either a matcha latte or matcha green tea (iced in the summer months please)! In the afternoon if if I’m in the mood to sip on some tea I’ll opt for something decaffeinated like organic turmeric tea (which is also decreases inflammation and aids in digestion). At night while winding down I’m obsessed with the organic ashwagandha tea which is perfect to promote relaxation since it helps with stress and anxiety – it also helps me relax and go to sleep. I’ll also sip on an ashwagandha tea any time of day if I’m extra stressed about something in particular.
I love these Tipson teas because they’re certified Organic (it’s so important to make sure you buy organic tea to ensure there’s no pesticides or GMOs). I love that their packaging is eco-friendly and biodegradable, preventing harmful waste.
I’d love to know what your favorite rituals are for winding down and de-stressing. Please share in the comments below 🙂
Thank you Tipson for partnering on this post.